Have you ever asked these questions: Who am I? What is my role in the Universe? Until now, science has left those questions to religion. But the emerging view of consciousness is radically blending our science, philosophy and theology into something far better suited to answering them. In truth, the answers lie within each and every one of us.
For more than 20 years as an academic neurosurgeon, I had no explanation for the phenomenon of consciousness. In fact, I attempted to dismiss it entirely, reflexively agreeing with the previous generation of scientists who had explained it away as an illusion of the physical workings of the brain. But the more we learn, the clearer it becomes that this simplistic explanation isn’t scientific at all. The good news is that it is rapidly being supplanted by a far richer and more empowering view of consciousness, one that also invokes a much deeper mystery around the nature of existence.
This emerging view posits that consciousness, rather than being created by the physical brain, is actually fundamental. The brain is a filter, allowing a limited aspect of consciousness to operate here in our physical world. Consciousness is the master and creator of all that is (as opposed to being created by the brain). A fascinating implication of this view is the notion that unlimited guidance, understanding and creativity are available to us all by tapping into this infinite fount of all knowledge.
It isn’t just a theory anymore—my experiences, both in coma and after recovering, are proof. And I’m not the only one, as there are millions of experiences out there that support all of this. With the help of deep meditation techniques, I’ve been able to assist others in generating their own experience.
There are tools available to each and every soul on this journey – tools to explore the answers that lie within us all. To learn more about such tools, join me and Karen Newell, co-founder of Sacred Acoustics, in Attuning to Your Inner Wisdom, a 70-minute online course that we have produced through SimonSays to help demonstrate how differential sound frequency brain entrainment can help you join this grand adventure.
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Estimado DR. Alexander e leído su libro “la prueba del cielo” estoy agradecida y feliz de haber encontrado sus testimonios de realidad, los comparto y vivo en ello.Soy una madre abuela enfermera y docente universitaria de nacionalidad chilena. Mi misión actual en los diferentes ámbitos de mi vida es ser un aporte en el desarrollo de la conciencia personal y social actualmente hemos creado un organismo de capacitación que tiene esto como princi-pal objetivo
RECIBA USTED MI AMOROSO SALUDO
thanks to YOUR books I was enabled to BEGIN with making an incredible transformation. Tremendous. You made a fantastic job since coming back and following your purpose. You can be so proud of yourself.
I’m doing sound meditation with “Seeking Heaven” on a regular basis, and, I can only say:
thank you so much. THANK YOU EBEN.
I am sending you and all the people who were involved in realizing the sound meditations my love. I got to know things, places, feelings, knowledge, my god…, I cannot describe that in words. I had such an event when I was 14, but didn’t quite get it… Now I understand…
That love, that I was allowed to see, it matches EVERYTHING, it has infinte healing power. People need to know that! There’s still lot’s of transformations pending… I am hopeful…
Thank you Eben, thank you Karen Newell…
Hi Dr. Alexander, I guess you are aware of the Immortality Project at UC Riverside University in the US, directed by John Martin Fischer. I was hoping you might respond to their findings, published recently. The link is here:
They are publishing a book, “No Proof of Heaven: The Significance of Near-Death Experiences.” A little from the piece … “Fischer and Mitchell-Yellin said their book, which is written for a general audience, takes a respectful but skeptical perspective on the supernatural implications of near-death experiences.”
Also their explanations for NDEs seem to be within the “naturalism” paradigm, which would have at it’s base physical processes only.
I actually *do* think a non-naturalistic paradigm (and taking into account present science as well) is needed, so I really wonder whether the UCR researchers have investigated all aspects of NDEs, such as veridical aspects, including yours. Kind regards.
DESDE ARGENTINA TE ESCRIBO PORQUE ES MUY EMOCIONANTE ESCUCHARTE, SIEMPRE ESTOY PENSANDO EN ESTE MUNDO, EN LO INFINITO DE CADA MIRADA AL CIELO Y CADA ESTRELLA.
HACE MUY POCO MURIO MI AMADO PADRE Y ESTOY EN UN SIN FIN DE PREGUNTAS , DE QUERER SABER COMO ESTA… Y DONDE ESTA ..PERO SIEMPRE TENIENDO LA SEGURIDAD DE QUE NUNCA DEJAREMOS DE EXISTIR.MUCHAS GRACIAS ALEXANDER QUIERO SEGUIR INFORMANDOME Y ENRIQUECIENDO MI ALMA.
(¿QUERIA SABER SI VENDIAN EL LIBRO ACA EN MI PAIS? O SI SE PUEDE ENVIAE DESDE EEUU?)
Having previously understood that spiritual life & a spiritual God were merely fictitious concepts in our brain, I was, with the above understanding (2/7/15, 3.10 am), able to put to use, with conviction, the religious teaching of thanking God and asking for Her/His objective guidance & strength, in a way that I, with all my limitations, am able to happily follow: I haven’t regretted this and I wish everyone the best.
What Jean Guy says (23/6/15) is so true: I find that, prior to the formation of atoms and the material universe, evolution of life & intelligence occurred directly on the more basic elementary particle level (of photons, electrons, quarks, gluons,…) to form SPIRITUAL life and once spiritual intelligence (consciousness) has sufficiently evolved, it’s able to design & initiate the material universe and guide & creatively supplement material evolution; evidently for the main purpose of incarnating souls for their more effective training & teaching.
The soul or the seat of consciousness in man is not stationed inside the body. It is a non-physical entity that only has an association with the body. An example may be an association of the radio waves to the radio or the rays of the sun to the mirror. Even if the radio or the mirror be destroyed, the radio waves or the light rays continue to exist.
Just as the reflection of the rays of the sun vary depending upon the degree of dust covering the surface of a mirror, so does the reflection of the divine consciousness in each soul vary in each individual. Those who are able to remove the dust off the mirror of their hearts more readily reflect a higher level of consciousness and can easily acknowledge higher Truths. When the association between the soul and the body come to an end, divine Truths and realities of which an individual was unaware of or was struggling with understanding while in the physical body become as clear and apparent as the daylight.
The question then is: If that is the case, why should humans while in this physical frame pursue spiritual growth and enlightenment? If all these facts become clear after death why waste our time here and why not just wait till we die? Why should we even bother acquiring virtues such as love, mercy, kindness, truthfulness, etc. while living on this physical plane?
In order to understand this we need to look at nature. A child in the womb of the mother that came into existence at the time of conception needs to grow in a secure and filtered down environment in order to acquire the necessary limbs and organs that it would need when it dies from the womb-world and is born into the world we are in at the present moment. The environment in the womb needs to be filtered down because if the embryo were to be openly exposed to all the environmental factors in this life it would simply cease to exist! Similarly in this life our soul similar to the embryo, needs to be nourished in a filtered down environment of consciousness in order to allow it to develop necessary spiritual limbs and organs that would be necessary for its survival and progress in the next life!
To an embryo in the womb of the mother it makes no sense why it should grow an arm or a leg or eyes. All these organs may have no place and no importance to the embryo while it is in the womb-world but when the very embryo dies to the womb-world and is born into this life, all those limbs and organs become necessary for its very survival and progress. It is here in this life that the child comes to realize the importance of those organs that it needed to acquire in the womb-world.
Similarly in this life it may make no sense for us to develop spiritual qualities such as virtues of love, kindness, mercy etc. A human can still live his/her life in this world even without exercising any of those virtues but the importance of these virtues become relevant when we are born into the next life. These very same spiritual virtues then become our limbs and organs necessary for the survival and progress of our soul and consciousness in the next life. If we do not develop them while living here in this life, we would find ourselves spiritually handicapped in the next life and spiritually retarded and incapable of experiencing and enjoying access to higher levels of consciousness.
This is why that in this life God chooses perfect mirrors from age to age as perfect reflections of Himself such as Jesus, Moses, Buddha, Krishna, Mohammad, The Bab, Baha’u’llah Who act as Divine Educators and enable humankind to develop the spiritual virtues in their souls while in this life. They are the umbilical cord that carry the heavenly manna from God to mankind and allow for the development of this fetal soul in this life so that when the time arrives and the soul is born into the spiritual world, it has all the spiritual limbs and organs necessary for its survival and progress there.
Just as if an embryo that refuses to accept all the necessary food periodically through the umbilical cord may halt its physical development, similarly if a soul while in this life refuses to accept the divine teachings through the Messiah of its time, could jeopardize its spiritual development. To consume the food appropriate for its time is even more important. A newborn child, for example, cannot be fed an adult diet and similarly the diet of an athlete or a body builder cannot be the same as that of a newborn. Similarly the spiritual teachings necessary for this age cannot be the same as that of bygone ages. This is why the very same One God renews the very same One religion from age to age through a mouthpiece or a Messiah or a Manifestation. At one time it was through Abraham, at another time it was through Moses, yet another time through Buddha, or Krishna, or Jesus, or Mohammad. And this age, the very same One God once again channeled His guidance to mankind through Baha’u’llah whom the Baha’is believe to be the most recent of all Manifestations of God. This guidance from God hath always been there in the past and will continue even into the future. The Baha’is believe that the same God has once again spoken to mankind through Baha’u’llah and brought teachings necessary for the progress of mankind as a society and also guidance for the progress of the soul. The Baha’i teachings delve into various topics such as life after death and most of the examples that I used here using my own words are based on the teachings of the Baha’i Faith. For those interested, they can refer to http://www.bahai.org/beliefs/life-spirit/human-soul/quotations
Our soul is create when the spermatozoïde enter the ovule but does not come into the fœtus before some 30 days..And there is no réincarnation St. Paul tell us that we die only once..So we are born only once to live for eternity afterward…
Many many years ago …I was wtitting to Jacques Vallée by letters ..Jacques Vallée is scientific and a searcher in the U.F.O. the best in the wordl…but he is not a Christian…Neverdeless he found the truth about U.F.O. and the ? extra terrestrial…That they are not coming from a or many planets in the universe…They are not physical as we are…but live mostly in our atmosphere… I also have been following since 1984 the children of Medjugorje..Just do Medjugorje on GOOGLE…in any language…They are now around forty years old..They have been seeing the Holy Virgin since the biginning..and still are ..Vicka and Jakov went in the real heaven of God whit the help of the Holy Virgin .The Holy Virgin took them by the hand…Something very big …in the sense of a perpétual miracle will be seen by all..till the end of time…I personnaly have been seing and still seeing since the years 80 the Holy Virgin …but not like the group of Medjugorje…It is in an other state…and it is personnal…Since the beginng of my Learning …I know..were i am from …what i am doing here and were we go afterward…At school at the very beginning we learn it.and even before school..from our relatives…Getting older ihave learned that it was the truth…And it is stronger and better known at almost 76 years hold…GOD DAY TO YOU ALL…
Many things are called para-normal just because they have not been normelise yet…Have a good day…
If you want to know the complete story of our world since the biginning to this day and more …an even the all life (enterily)of Jésus and the holy Virgin..his Mother and our spiritual Mother…and so much more …After what you will know the Bible as no body knows it…every thing is so well explained…You will fall in love whitt her writting…GOOD DAY TO YOU…
I there ..Do you know that the Égyptian God …Osiris and Isis and there two son Horus and Apophis..(called Good )were in fact Joseph son of Jacob sold by his brothers his wife Asaneth..and there two son Éphraïm and Manassé…See the Bible for our view of this story…Joseph was so power full and Asaneth too…Short story only…BYE..Have a god day…
I there…I will try to tell you as much as i can about many expériences in my life…Firts i will be 76 years old the 29 of august ..I have read quite a lot since i was 7 years old…First in 1949 near the Montmorency falls in Québec..We were 3 girls and 3 boys and we saw what we call today a magnificient U.F.O…It was in the evening..no cloud …no moon…very clear sky..It is were it all start for me…The questionning..Let me tell you that i had to search every were…because there nobody to tell me…So getting older i shearch in all sciences in all religions..I meet a lot of people..even the Pope Jean Paul II…I know every thing there is to know about U.F.O. Having went around most of all religions phylosophie..I read so many thing ..Because i knew ..that if you went to find you must search..In 1984 in the summer at night I was in the wood behind our house in Val Bélair and i meet a being ( I do not say and wont say an extra-terrestrial…becuse it was not ..I was going toward our house,,when sudenly i see this being 15 feets in front of me…To make the story short ,,He freeze me but just before he freeze me …i had the time to put my left hand in my Pocket where i always have my Rosary…but not move any more ..The being spoke directly in my mind (no sound)So did i …I spoke to him the same way,,,remenber i knew w2ho he was ..Not being able to move …Whit my mind (not for real) i got my rosary out of my Pocket and showed to him..He then let me go,,,I was free to continue toward my homme…when i got close to home comming from the wood…my dog …Daisy…a german shepperd…start hauling..even when i was a kneel down close to her…she did not stop hauling..She was attach as soon has she was free she ran to the front door ..So i tought the being mighy have follow me ..So i look in the wood and i did not see any thing…I please beg you all to read Catherine Emmerich…And so many other things that i have live…It is even incrédible…I am not a good writer and i would have so much to write I am a catholique and will stay like this till i died…If you only knew what i can do with a radio on A.M band …you would not believe it…But i do not need to be believe…Because it is so real for me…I do not need an other belief I know enough as it is …I remenber having read Dr.Moody when it came out ..but even than i knew all this stuf long before the out comming of these books…GOOD DAY TO YOU ALL..
Dear Dr. Alexander,
Thank you for all the wonderful work that you do as well as the great books that you have produced.
In posing the question: Who am I? What is my role in the universe? This question taps into the very core of consciousness.
Looking into the physical creation we find levels of existence that we have categorized creation into, such as: the mineral kingdom, the vegetable kingdom, the animal kingdom, and the human kingdom. And within each of these kingdoms too there are multiple levels of existence.
A stone for example that belongs to the mineral kingdom exists because of the power of cohesion between its various atoms and molecules. This cohesive force allows the stone to voice its presence and is its manifestation of consciousness in the universe. Thus consciousness within a stone is extremely filtered down to exhibit itself primitively in the form of the force of cohesion. Within the mineral kingdom too there are various levels of existence or consciousness. A diamond for example, is able to so refract the rays of the light as to exhibit such beauty and charm and yet other stones are considered to have healing properties!
Thus within the mineral kingdom there are various levels of consciousness or existence, yet a stone is incapable of understanding the existence or consciousness exhibited by a plant! A plant that belongs to the vegetable kingdom, similarly, not only exhibits the power of cohesion latent within the lower mineral kingdom, but also exhibits an added attribute of the power of growth. Thus consciousness in a vegetable kingdom is filtered down as well but not to that much as that of a stone. It is filtered down to manifest itself in the form of power of cohesion + growth.
Within the vegetable kingdom as well there are various levels of existences, yet a plant can never understand the existence or consciousness exhibited by an animal!
An animal not only manifests the power of cohesion + growth, but it also exhibits the power of senses. Thus consciousness in an animal is filtered down as well but not to that much as that of a plant. It is filtered down to manifest itself in the form of the power of cohesion + growth + senses.
Within the animal kingdom as well there are various levels of existences, yet an animal can never understand the existence or consciousness exhibited in a human in the form of the rational faculty.
Thus consciousness in a human is filtered down as well but not to the level of an animal and it manifests itself through the power of reasoning and rational faculty of which the lower kingdoms are devoid of. The human being is at the end of the cycle of physical creation and at the beginning of the cycle of spirituality for it is in this kingdom that the higher levels of spirituality can manifest itself.
Within the human kingdom as well there are various levels of existence but this difference is not that of race, culture, knowledge, or of any physical attribute, but rather a difference in the state of spiritual consciousness. The highest level of that state of consciousness is what we see and refer to as Manifestations of God, or Prophets of God such as Abraham, Krishna, Buddha, Zoroaster, Moses, Jesus, Mohammad, The Bab, and Baha’u’llah. Thus these Holy Manifestations, being the ultimate channel to the Supreme consciousness, could be considered as the mediums between God, the Supreme consciousness and man.
The progress of the soul in man is the progress of the state of consciousness from the lower level to a higher level and this progress begins in this life but does not end with death and the soul after its separation from the body continues its progression in the various states of consciousness in the life after. The soul of man becomes associated with the body at the time of conception and this soul has an independent consciousness of its own that it develops during its life on this earth and upon death, he carries with himself the level of his consciousness that he has attained unto into the next life and continues to progress through different levels of existences or consciousness, getting closer and closer to the Supreme Consiousness.
The individual consciousness of each human is, as you mention, filtered down and the level of its filtering differs from individual to individual. The only way we can expand our consciousness is to open ourselves to that ocean of consciousness manifesting itself within the higher consciousness, and fill ourselves to our limit or capacity. Thus it is that the Manifestations of God, Who are the exponents of this highest consciousness, have appeared on this planet from age to age and are the Ones to whom an individual soul connects to in order to receive its fill of consciousness.
That is why we see in the history of mankind that whenever a Divine Manifestation appears on earth, the level of consciousness in mankind is raised and there is a flood of knowledge, scientific discoveries, art and wisdom. Look at history, the revelation of Moses, Jesus, Mohammad were all accompanied by a higher level of consciousness and opened the doors to many inventions and discoveries.
Look at our own time! From the middle of 19th century we see a surge in scientific discoveries. Is it a coincidence? No, The very same God that once revealed Himself through Moses, Jesus, Mohammad, has once again manifested Himself in this age through Baha’u’llah. The Baha’i Faith started in the year 1844 and with the revelation, a new divine force was infused into mankind enabling such advances in science!
Thus it is that consciousness expands on earth in quantum leaps with the coming of every new Manifestation, Who being at the highest level of consciousness is able to infuse mankind with the ability to attain its goal and its purpose both individually and on a global scale.
Is it a coincidence that mankind evolved from tribal units to city-state units, to national units and now we stand at yet another level of consciousness, A one world unit? No, this has always been the plan and the divine Manifestations of God came in different periods of the history of mankind to gradually raise the level of consciousness so that we arrive at this stage collectively. And now, with the appearance of Baha’u’llah, a new energy is infused in mankind to achieve this goal.
Shoghi Effendi, the Guardian of the Baha’i Faith writes:
“Unification of the whole of mankind is the hall-mark of the stage which human society is now approaching. Unity of family, of tribe, of city-state, and nation have been successively attempted and fully established. World unity is the goal towards which a harassed humanity is striving. Nation-building has come to an end. The anarchy inherent in state sovereignty is moving towards a climax. A world, growing to maturity, must abandon this fetish, recognize the oneness and wholeness of human relationships, and establish once for all the machinery that can best incarnate this fundamental principle of its life.
“A new life,” Bahá’u’lláh proclaims, “is, in this age, stirring within all the peoples of the earth; and yet none hath discovered its cause, or perceived its motive.” “O ye children of men,” He thus addresses His generation, “the fundamental purpose animating the Faith of God and His Religion is to safeguard the interests and promote the unity of the human race… This is the straight path, the fixed and immovable foundation. Whatsoever is raised on this foundation, the changes and chances of the world can never impair its strength, nor will the revolution of countless centuries undermine its structure.” “The well-being of mankind,” He declares, “its peace and security are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established.” “So powerful is the light of unity,” is His further testimony, “that it can illuminate the whole earth. The one true God, He Who knoweth all things, Himself testifieth to the truth of these words… This goal excelleth every other goal, and this aspiration is the monarch of all aspirations.” “He Who is your Lord, the All-Merciful,” He, moreover, has written, “cherisheth in His heart the desire of beholding the entire human race as one soul and one body. Haste ye to win your share of God’s good grace and mercy in this Day that eclipseth all other created days.”
Thus as individual beings we not only have the opportunity of developing our own individual level of consciousness, but also collectively as a human race we have the opportunity to raise the level of consciousness for mankind as a whole. And this can never be achieved except through opening our consciousness to the cosnciousness of One with highest level of consciousness.
“That which the Lord hath ordained as the sovereign remedy and mightiest instrument for the healing of all the world is the union of all its peoples in one universal Cause, one common Faith. This can in no wise be achieved except through the power of a skilled, an all-powerful and inspired Physician.”
“The All-Knowing Physician hath His finger on the pulse of mankind. He perceiveth the disease, and prescribeth, in His unerring wisdom, the remedy. Every age hath its own problem, and every soul its particular aspiration. The remedy the world needeth in its present-day afflictions can never be the same as that which a subsequent age may require. Be anxiously concerned with the needs of the age ye live in, and center your deliberations on its exigencies and requirements.
We can well perceive how the whole human race is encompassed with great, with incalculable afflictions. We see it languishing on its bed of sickness, sore-tried and disillusioned. They that are intoxicated by self-conceit have interposed themselves between it and the Divine and infallible Physician. Witness how they have entangled all men, themselves included, in the mesh of their devices. They can neither discover the cause of the disease, nor have they any knowledge of the remedy. They have conceived the straight to be crooked, and have imagined their friend an enemy.”